Windows 7 clean Install

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Installation' started by irishmale, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    I find it strange that you can't turn the service off.

    But inside Task Scheduler, there are many items that can be changed to disabled
     
  2. tblount

    tblount New Member

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    You know by now... Microsoft knows best. :razz:

    You can definitely stop it if you rename it.

    If you are goign to turn off all those tasks individually, use autoruns... it lets you just uncheck boxes... under Task Scheduler its a 20 minute job.
     
  3. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    Yea,

    Autoruns is a great program.

    Since I just installed my Windows 7 Pro, I haven't had a chance to look in there.

    I like the ability to remove context menu entries also.
     
  4. fjgold

    fjgold New Member

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    Love Autoruns and Process Explorer also.
    I don't use True Image. When I make an image of a partition I use Partimage, one of the tools on the Linux based
    SystemRescueCD boot CD.
    Partimage works from outside an OS.
    I can create an image of my Win 7 install (partimage works with NTFS as well as ext3). I do this often and especially before doing anything risky (like before turning off Task Scheduler). Of course I make images of my linux partitions also.
    This software is free and works very well.
    It takes about 6 to 22 minutes to create an image depending on the amount of used space on a partition.
    It only uses the used space to create the image.
    I have 2 large USB flash drives dedicated to storing the images and I save them to the drives directly as they are created.
    Partimage uses an optional compression routine that greatly reduces the image size. Example my 9.50 GB used space
    on my Win 7 partition is reduced to two files that are 4.65 GB total.
    Restore from USB flash drive runs at ~2.5 GB/min so a restore of Win 7 takes 3.8 minutes (9.5 GB divided by 2.5 GB/min.)
    I have a total of 6 OS images saved to a 16 GB and 8 GB USB thumb drives.
    I can restore all 6 in about 15-20 minutes.

    Partimage has saved my butt on many occasion.

    All my data and My Documents (all libraries) are located on a separate NTFS partition.
    I back up this data to an external drive.

    I also have a Program Files folder on this separate partition.
    When I install programs I specify that folder as my install location.
    I have many programs that don't require installation (so called portable apps) located in that folder as well.
    At least with the portable apps I won't need to do anything but create desktop shortcuts to them when I do a clean install
    of the final release.

    I also have my pagefile located on that partition. I know there isn't a real speed advantage to that but it helps spread the load out between partitions. My Win 7 install is fairly small as a result.

    I'm looking forward to installing the final in the near future (when I can afford it).
    I'm planning on purchasing the OEM version of Win 7 Home Premium 32 bit.
    I will probably get the final after the Christmas Holidays.
    In the meantime I'm enjoying Win 7 RC.

    BTW, by disabling Task Scheduler I've reduced my boot times as measured by "BootRacer" to
    logon: 37 seconds
    Desktop: 49 seconds
     
  5. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    I love Process Explorer also.

    I used to use RegMon. that's how I gained my experience with the registry hacks.

    I also designate a separate partition to keep my Program Files.

    My Windows 7 partition is only 70 GB in size, but that should do just fine.

    i used GParted to accomplish that.
     
  6. irishmale

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    Thanks everyone for your support, I have downloaded the iso windows 64bit file and burned to a disc.... now im ready to install it with all other programs.
     
  7. tblount

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    Yep, after I disabled Task Scheduler and applied the speed tweaks listed on this page http://windows7forums.com/blogs/tblount/144-super-charge-windows-7.html

    Bootracer measured 19 seconds boot time.. I even had a 17 sec boot one time.
     
  8. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    That's an excellent piece of work.;)

    i visited black Viper's site also.
     
  9. tblount

    tblount New Member

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    Thanks.... I have a long way to go to catch up with your rep power.
     
  10. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    Look at the amount of posts though.

    I think you and I are similar in the fact we don't want to give up and not provide a solution.
     
  11. tblount

    tblount New Member

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    Yeah... it's also frustrating when we can't get our hands on the system or when you suggest something to try that you may know will help fix or identify the problem... and they just dismiss it... or say that won't work.
     
  12. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    Oh Yea,

    I'd love to be sitting right at the computer, even remote control would be nice.

    Maybe when time travel occurs, thee will be no more need for us here.

    I'll surely be in the ground by then:D
     
  13. Blackfryar

    Blackfryar New Member

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    Guys, Your expertise and insight are invaluable. I've just completed a major upgrade of my system (W7, 64bit, max ram etc,etc) which would have been impossible without the support of this forum. Tblout your blogs rock! Your tips, tricks and how to's are very much appreciated and better still.....they work! Keep the faith!

    Graham
     

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